I read Ma's blog a couple weeks ago - click here for her blog. She is a deep thinker and very positive. I try to be positive, but I have to admit - sometimes I am not. It is very hard for me to be positive when I get around a lot of negativity, but I try.
I think that - "How you look at it is pretty much how you'll see it," is a pretty true statement.
Look at your life and see where you are at and check who got you there.
Was it someone else's choice - or was it your choice?
A lot of us love to blame others or our circumstances, but the cold hard truth is - it is probably our own choice that got us there. Yes, life is hard and throws things in the way of getting where we want, but I still think somehow it was our own choice. Look at all the I's.
For example, one choice I always felt bad about was that I dropped out of college and that I didn't finish it later on. I could have finished all these years, but I didn't. I have always felt like people with college degrees were a little bit better than me. I know it is not true, but I felt it for a long time.
Now this is the thing - I have made three choices here , one - I dropped out of college, two - I allowed myself not to feel as good as others, and three - I did not to finish college later on when I could have.
Choices are tricky. I have make a lot of bad decisions in my life - this was rather a minor one.
How I looked at it for a long time was that I had made a bad choice. I finally got to the point in life where I needed to choose either to go back to school and finish OR I needed to accept where I was, love myself, forget it and go on. Which I have.
I am not better than others - but I am as good as others. Someone checking this for grammar, that went to college, is probably smarter in English grammar than I am, but maybe I am smarter in something else - maybe it kind of all equals out.
I feel I have gotten to the point of acceptance where it doesn't bother me any more. Age will do that in time. Acceptance is the key to moving on. What do you think?
OH THE CHOICES WE MAKE . . .
My grandson is making choices now in college that will affect his life just like I did way back then. He thinks of life now - as his entire life. I did too. However, as a mature adult now - I can see how the choices he makes now will affect his life later. However, you can't tell him - he will have to find it out on his own. And trust me - you couldn't tell me anything back then either.
So many things go into choices. Timing - age - money - love - etc.
What are your thoughts on choices? You made any good ones or bad ones? Any you regret? Any you are happy about?
Something to think about. . .
Andy. Remember when I told you we tried pugs - this was Andy dog. Andy baby. And all named after my brother Andy who died April 4, 1997.
Disco - in one of his unique sleeping poses.
Joke of the day:
I can be upstairs and Disco can be downstairs sleeping on his back - and if I open the tiniest cracker wrapper he will be up here ASAP!